Did you know that the Arboretum has fabulous color and fragrance even in the middle of winter? Head over to the Arboretum this winter for a month of fun and exploration. Follow the scavenger hunt to discover the many varieties of witchhazels (Hamamelis) growing at the Arboretum. Ranging in color from yellow and orange to pink and red, witchhazels are some of the first harbingers of spring. Compare their beautiful flowers and take in their heady scent.
Maps are also available at the Visitor Center.
H. mollis ‘Princeton Gold’: nicely scented, yellow fall foliage
H. mollis ‘Kort’s Yellow’: sweet scent, yellow fall foliage
H. × intermedia ‘Harry’: excellent floral display, faint scent, no fall color
H. × intermedia ‘Rubin’: faint scent, yellow-orange fall foliage
H. × intermedia ‘Luna’: lightly scented, yellow to orange fall foliage
H. × intermedia ‘Gimborn’s Perfume’: strong scent, yellow autumn foliage
H. × intermedia ‘Georges’: unusual flower color, no scent, excellent fall color
H. × intermedia ‘Jelena’: unusual flower color, no scent, multicolor fall foliage
The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.
Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.